Meet the contestants for Cool Ride of the Month – May 2013
Each month the Cool Rides Online team and sponsors select FIVE cool rides to feature. The featured cars, trucks and bikes will each receive an award and care package filled with products valued at over $150. The featured rides will then compete against each other via online poll for the honor of being chosen as the Cool Rides Online, Ride of the Month! The ride of the month will receive a personalized marble plaque, an official Pit Crew Jersey and a chance to compete for the Ride of the Year!
Tim Hall’s 1979 Dodge Express Adventurer 150
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
This beautiful fun Driving truck has only had 2 other homes. All previous owners are still living and can verify the 89,000 miles it claims. Been Garage kept all its life and has been mine since March 2013. Throttle has replaced the Carburetor for a quick start. Been restored once in its 34 years and loves to move down the road with the pedal to the metal.
The pictures are a Photo Opt Courtesy of The Holmes County Sheriffs Department. Less than 7,000 of these produced in 78 and 79 and I once read a Motor Trend Magazine article that reported that of all the cars produced on production lines in 78 and 79, the Li’l Red was the fastest.
James Stachowicz’ 1972 Pontiac Ventura
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
My 1972 Pontiac Ventura is completely home built… in a few different states. I am in the U.S. military (in Afghanistan right now) and whenever I have to move, I drag it with me.
I taught myself how to paint last summer and make new interior with the help of some friends, before that I rebuilt the motor.
Doug and Linda King’s 1986 Dodge B150
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
Linda and I bought the van new in 1986 and cut the rear quarters out and frenched in 1988 corvette tail lights over and under. Added fiberglass gull wing doors side and rear. I remodeled the front valance and opened up the grill area and built the stainless steel grill and Bumpers No chrome on the van it is all hand buffed and polished to a mirror finish stainless steel.
All body work and welding construction was done by My wife and me. Then we attacked the Stock 6 cyl. drive train with a Mopar performance crate motor with TCI tranny, gear vendor overdrive and new V8 radiator and tranny coolers. The Dash is Completely replaced with an aluminum custom fit dash with Vintage air front and rear. a full new set of Auto Meter gauges. All mechanical work was also done by us. We did plan the paint job but had it professionally shot to our design. We call the van Phoenix, as it was built from many of our older van parts we resurrected to fly again, the paint reflects that feeling of reborn new.
Allan Lang’s 1978 Batavus Starflite VA II
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
This moped belonged to my grandpa. My grandmother bought it for him in 1978 as a joke, because he kept saying he wanted a motorcycle. They nicknamed it “THE PIG” (because it isn’t good enough to be called a hog) and kept it as a toy on the farm.
He gave it to me about ten years ago because he couldn’t ride it anymore and it was leaking gas. We bought a new fuel shutoff for it, replaced the lines, and rebuilt the carb. Now it runs perfectly!
Mike Parsonss 1934 Ford Roadster
Representing 303® Products
Full tub with Mickeys all around. Lots of Billet,Lokar and chrome. Just installed a tan Rod-Top. Changed the looks completely. First show out was last week. (April 13,2013) Won top 75 out of 200 and best finish.
Fun and fast. Lots of drool from spectators!
PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR PICK FOR RIDE OF THE MONTH!